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UNE standards help in the fight against breast cancer
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UNE standards help in the fight against breast cancer

16/10/2019

Every year, the 19th of October marks World Breast Cancer Day, as a reminder that all society is committed to fighting this disease.

Breast cancer is the most common tumour in western women. In 2019, 33,307 new cases will be diagnosed in Spain according to the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).

Many UNE standards contribute to the correct functioning of the devices used in diagnostic testing and subsequent treatment, as shown in this infographic.

Standards accompany us practically 24 hours a day, making our daily lives easier and safer. UNE is the Spanish Association for Standardization.

Technical standards contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For example, there are nearly 950 UNE standards that help to achieve the SDG 3 on good health and well-being.